Volcanic ash disrupts St. George’s Day event

The volcanic
ash currently drifting over Europe has stranded thousands of travellers around
the globe, including international singing star Lisa Carlisle, causing the postponement
of the St. George’s Day celebrations originally scheduled to take place on Friday,
23 April, according to the event’s organisers.

The St.
George’s Day celebration banquet will now take place on Saturday, 8 May at The
Wharf Restaurant, where the singer will perform opera, classical crossover, musical
theatre, light jazz and romantic songs. 

According to
the show’s promoters, her programme will include I Will Never Ever Love Again
written by local artistes Chuck and Barrie Quappe for the musical Magna Carta, Moon
River and Time to Say Goodbye, popularised by Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli.

coordinator Colin Wilson said the rescheduled date will give event-goers the
chance to also celebrate Mother’s Day the following day. 

 “We promise an evening filled with food, drink
and world-class entertainment, and a small gift for all the mothers in
attendance,” he said.

The event will
include a silent and live auction featuring a rare limited edition lithograph
by Salvador Dali titled The Mystical Rose Madonna,as well as a number of local and international paintings. 

Proceeds from
the event will go to Positive Intervention Now, an afterschool intervention
programme for at-risk adolescents in central George Town and other projects operated
by St. George’s Anglican Church. 

Tickets, costing
$125 per person which includes a three-course dinner, are available from Allee
Designer Fashion Boutique in Galleria Plaza, Kelly Holding Ltd. in Selkirk
Plaza and Colin Wilson. Corporate discounts on tickets are also available.

For further
details about the St. George’s (and Mother’s) Day celebration, contact Colin Wilson
on 323-0300 or by email on [email protected]


Internationally acclaimed singer Lisa Carlisle.
Photo: Submitted